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I need a graphics card upgrade to play BF3 with good settings, I currently use a HD3850 1GiB, but its age is beginning to show. The question: do I wait until the HD 7000 series or get a HD 6000 series card?
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Gtx 580.
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Get a mid-range card now, and wait for the 7xxx series. It will be a vast improvement over the 5xxx and 6xxx, unlike the 6xxx over 5xxx.
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define good settings? What res will you be playing at? whats your budget?
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I vote for you to wait for the actual game to come out first. Then compare the cards. It's only 2.5 weeks away.
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I'd like to play on the highest settings I can, $200 is most likely as I high as I'll go. I want to future-proof as best as I can.
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post #7 of 18
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I'd like to play on the highest settings I can, $200 is most likely as I high as I'll go. I want to future-proof as best as I can.
again what res?

for $200 you could go with a 460 or a 6870, you might be able to grab a 6950 or 560ti used for around that price.

By the way why don't you wait for the actual game to release before looking at upgrade paths??? it's still in beta for goodness sake.
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The beta reflects on the fact that I'll be needing a new card soon
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Go with the 460. Than save up sli

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Quote:
Originally Posted by lin2dev View Post
The beta reflects on the fact that I'll be needing a new card soon
read these:


http://www.overclock.net/video-game-...open-beta.html

http://www.overclock.net/video-game-...ngrateful.html

And yeah either a 460 or 6870 would be your best bet for $200.
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